Bangladesh Charges 13 Over 2012 Garment Factory Fire
A Bangladesh court charged the owners of a garment factory and 11 staff with homicide in connection with the deaths of 112 workers in the country’s worst industrial blaze that took place nearly three years ago.
The court indicted Delwar Hossain and his wife, Mahmuda Akter, the owners of the Tazreen Fashions, and 11 employees, including factory managers and security guards, in connection with the Nov. 24, 2012, fire on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.
The trial will start on Oct. 1, public prosecutor Khandakar Abdul Mannan told reporters. If convicted, they could face life in prison.